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MARS HILL MUSIC PARTNERS WITH TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS / BEC RECORDINGS

MARS HILL WORSHIP SAMPLER RELEASING FEBRUARY 12
CITIZENS SET TO RELEASE FULL-LENGTH DEBUT MARCH 12




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
January 15, 2013

SEATTLE, WA -January 15, 2013 - Mars Hill Music has entered a partnership with Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings to share the variety of worship bands coming from Mars Hill Church. Located in Seattle, WA, Mars Hill Church is home to 35 worship bands such as Citizens, Kings Kaleidoscope, Ghost Ship, and The Modern Post. On February 12, Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings will release the Mars Hill Worship Sampler, a compilation of worship songs as an introduction to bands featured at the church. Click here to see an intro video on Mars Hill Music.

These bands have all reached top positions on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart with previous EP releases, including The Modern Post's Grace Alone EP, which also reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and the Top 20 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The Mars Hill Worship Sampler will feature fresh, musically diverse takes on traditional Christian anthems as well as original songs sung at the 14 Mars Hill churches dispersed across four states in the U.S.

Coming March 12, Mars Hill Music's first full-length release will debut, featuring Citizens. The band's self-titled LP follows the debut EP Already / Not Yet, which climbed to the top position on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart. This record will feature a fresh take on hymns as well as original songs. Click here to hear the first single "Made Alive."

Citizens is a high-energy indie rock worship band born in the heart of Seattle's University District. Citizens has quickly built a reputation for their dynamic hymn arrangements and high-intensity anthems. Zach Bolen leads the band with visible emotion and a passion that stems from a desire to see everyone worship Jesus as Lord. Citizens has performed at major events such as Catalyst One Day, Creation Festival and Resurgence conferences.

ABOUT MARS HILL MUSIC:
Mars Hill Music is made up of a variety of musicians and worship leaders who serve throughout the various Mars Hill locations. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, Mars Hill has been committed to engaging the surrounding culture in order to point people to Jesus. Each Mars Hill band strives to do this with a natural expression and outgrowth of what God is doing in their cities.

ABOUT MARS HILL CHURCH:
Founded in Seattle in 1996 by Pastor Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church is one of the largest and most innovative churches in the U.S., with upwards of 14,000 people meeting weekly across multiple locations. Outreach magazine has recognized Mars Hill as the 28th largest and 3rd fastest growing church in the country. Church Relevance ranked Mars Hill as the No. 2 most innovative church. Pastor Mark's sermons receive more than 10 million downloads per year, his podcast consistently ranks No. 1 in iTunes' Religion & Spirituality category, and he reaches over 450,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Pastor Mark and his wife, Grace, co-authored Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together, which reached No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list in 2012. Pastor Mark's newest book, Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ, was released on January 8, 2013.

 

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